Prank Encounters: Season 1 (2019)

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Prank Encounters

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User Ratings: 88

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 25, 2019

One worker scores a childminding job, while another gathers toys for a charity drive. An evil teddy decides it would rather stay put.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2019

Temps hired to investigate frequent accidents on an isolated stretch of road find themselves in an angry mama monster's unhappy hunting ground.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2019

One temp assists a patient in post-op recovery as another helps a sleuth find a missing woman. Cue a shocking reveal and an emergency call to nowhere.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2019

When an ailing ex-astronaut checks into a night clinic, two women find themselves locked in a cosmic battle with a gruesome souvenir from space.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2019

Two unsuspecting strangers try to rebrand a shuttered summer camp. But a crazed custodian and a homicidal scarecrow crash their brainstorming session.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2019

An electrical outage in a top-secret government warehouse triggers a shutdown and releases a hostile alien on the terrified staff. Don't zap him!

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Air date: Oct 25, 2019

An Egyptian sarcophagus arrives at the Gaten Museum. When an assistant decodes its hieroglyphics, an ancient curse activates -- and yikes, snakes!

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Air date: Oct 25, 2019

Gaten and his hired hands attend a young fan's birthday party. But the good times go south when the host serves up his killer cake.

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Tv Season Info

Monstrous frights meet hilarious reveals on this hidden-camera prank show as real people become the stars of their own full-blown horror movie.

Cast & Crew

Gaten Matarazzo
Executive Producer
Kevin Healey
Executive Producer
Ben Silverman
Executive Producer
Howard T. Owens
Executive Producer
Rob Hyde
Executive Producer

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Critic Reviews for Prank Encounters Season 1

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Prank shows always seem cruel, especially when they set out to terrify the people they're pranking. Prank Encounters is even crueler because it takes Gaten Matarazzo... and makes him the face of the cruelty.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Netflix's attempt to create its own Scare Tactics is mostly embarrassing, for Netflix and everyone involved in creating such a dull, unconvincing mess.

Dec 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Uneven but fun prank show can be brutal, has cursing.

Nov 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Matarazzo is so into the pranks he makes the show more fun.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Netflix's Prank Encounters is a riff on Punk'd, but it doesn't do anything to set itself apart.

Oct 24, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Prank Encounters: Season 1

  • Apr 27, 2021
    I know I've hit the bottom of the barrel and it's time to go to bed when I start watching this lame show. I love Scare Tactics, and always genuinely laugh my head off and it's scary but this is only similar in terms of concept. This show is just fake and really, really dumb.
  • Apr 09, 2021
    This prank show is really well thought out! You can't fake the reactions of the people being pranked, and the actors do a good job portraying their characters. Some episodes had me in tears laughing. I wanted NOT to like it because I find prank shows cheesy and kind of staged and watching people get embarrassed is painful for me, but this was funny not cruel. The make-up and costumes look better then in some movies I've seen. I don't see why all the negative reviews. Keep the seasons coming!
  • Mar 16, 2021
    Really fun show. I don't get the negative reviews for this. It's plenty of fun. I recommend it to anyone who likes Alien related stuff and pranks. The perfect show for me to watch to cheer up my mood. Give it a try!
  • Dec 28, 2020
    Don't listen to the negative reviews, you must watch for yourself because I was thoroughly entertained, laughing like crazy on some of the episodes. Teddy Bear Scare was my favorite!
  • May 03, 2020
    It's rated TV MA, so if you're trying to watch this with your 7 year old children and care more about the actors' perceived sexual orientation than all the cursing, violence and scares, that's more a reflection of your parenting skills than the show. I found this show to be very Entertaining, even though it's a ripoff of the forgotten show Scare Tactics from a while ago. Each episode feels like a mini-scary movie, although some of it, even the parts that they want you to think are real, feels fake. It's a nice short fun watch and something you can binge watch in one day. I hope there's a season 2.
  • Apr 27, 2020
    Gay men in practiccally every single episode ? Definitely unsettling can't enjoy with my 7 year old children 2 stars at best it seems very amateur and not polished enough maybe a different host/director would help
  • Mar 01, 2020
    With Gaten Matarazzo, it's probably worth your time.
  • Jan 24, 2020
    My family enjoys watching it. It's nice that there are two people being pranked, the stories are set up well, they're elaborate, and it's fun to get to know the people being pranked a bit. They're all hired as temps, for one night work, and they get paid for the show.
  • Jan 13, 2020
    I think the Netflix getting desperate for TV shows this show stinks and what the heck are they going to gay clubs and pick up those scared little freaking guys and oh my God the girls are worse than the guys I think it's a stage good job Netflix
  • Dec 29, 2019
    It was not worth watching. It's so cringy.

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